Activists plan protest at Ted Nugent show at Denver's Gothic Theater Wednesday

DENVER - Activists are planning a protest at the Ted Nugent show at Denver's Gothic Theater Wednesday night.

"[Nugent] frequently wears a feather headdress on stage and appropriates a sacred Native symbol in his song "Great White Buffalo," both of which are highly disrespectful to Native culture," organizers wrote on Facebook.

"Native activist from the American Indian Movement of Colorado, Denver Idle No More, the Denver Chapter of the Colorado Latino Forum, and the Colorado Progressive Coalition ask you to join us in protesting," the post continues.

Two of Nugent's other shows have been canceled after pressure from Native American activists.

"Concerts scheduled for Aug. 2-3 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash., were [canceled] after members of the Puyallup Tribe (which runs the casino) made unspecified 'threats,'” Radio.com reported.

Another Native American tribe canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Nugent at its casino in northwest Idaho because of the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."

The tribe did not detail which of Nugent's specific views it opposes.

Nugent, in the past, has referred to President Barack Obama as a "subhuman mongrel." Nugent later apologized "for using the street fight terminology of subhuman mongrel." But he maintained that Obama was a "liar" violating the Constitution.
 

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